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Megan Schrader

State Government Reporter

  • Four GOP candidates looking for an edge in primary

    Updated: Sun, Jun 8, 2014

    DENVER - The four Republican gubernatorial candidates have spent a combined $1.8 million in the race to earn the GOP nomination in the June 24 primary and face Democrat Gov. John Hickenlooper in November. The cash has paid for television, radio, online and print ads in the last...

  • Insurance complaints few as Waldo Canyon fire lessons are applied

    Updated: Sun, Jun 8, 2014

    Insurance companies have paid Black Forest fire victims about $282 million, with roughly 84 percent of 3,460 claims closed and few complaints, according to the Colorado Division of Insurance. "I think the insurance companies learned some lessons from the Waldo Canyon fire," said...

  • Western governors to gather in Colorado Springs to discuss disasters, energy issues

    Published: Sun, Jun 8, 2014

    Governors from across the West will come to Colorado Springs this week for an annual meeting of minds to address issues in common, such as wildfires, floods, drought and maintenance of federal lands. The question of pooling emergency resources - namely aerial firefighting equipment -...

  • Governor's office drafts bill on drilling issue that could trigger special legislative session

    Updated: Fri, Jun 6, 2014

    DENVER - The Colorado governor's office confirmed Friday it has drafted a bill that officials hope will be a compromise that would keep the issue of local control over drilling off the ballots in November. Sources close to the negotiations said the governor's office will spend the...

  • Four candidates hit home stretch in House District 20 primary

    Updated: Thu, Jun 5, 2014

    The race for Colorado Springs' House District 20 is a showdown between a retired colonel from the U.S. Air Force Reserve, an attorney who runs a prominent local law firm, a retired educator turned agricultural entrepreneur and a grass-roots political activist hoping to edge out the...

  • Area newspapers team up for Lamborn, Rayburn debate on June 16

    Updated: Tue, Jun 3, 2014

    Opponents in the Republican bid for Colorado's 5th Congressional District have agreed to a public debate for the first time since the duo first faced each other in a contentious 2006 GOP primary for the seat. U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn and retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Bentley Rayburn will...

  • Familiar faces tug at Republican voters in the 5th Congressional District race

    Updated: Sun, Jun 1, 2014

    Colorado's 5th Congressional District is playing out a familiar story this election cycle. It's a tale of an ugly Republican primary in the most conservative district in the state, and an underdog Democrat challenger hoping to sweep into victory in November. Congressman Doug...

  • Colorado politicians, veterans' advocates weigh in on VA's problems

    Updated: Fri, May 30, 2014

    Although it's unclear whether Colorado veterans have suffered the same poor treatment as those in Arizona who were secretly wait listed for doctor visits for years, the state's politicians and veterans' advocates are speaking out on the issue. Kirk Rosa, state commander of the...

  • Reports of Colorado Springs students hurting teachers prompts district to cancel contract with detention center

    Updated: Thu, May 29, 2014

    Colorado Springs School District 11 has decided not to renew its long-standing agreement to provide schooling to juvenile offenders because of a number of issues, including alleged incidents of students injuring teachers. The annual contract that D-11 has had since 2006 with Spring...

  • Ballots to be mailed in El Paso County for June 24 primary

    Updated: Tue, May 27, 2014

    On Monday, more than 213,000 ballots will be mailed out in El Paso County for the June 24 primary, and although everyone with a political affiliation will receive a ballot, there are only contested races on the Republican version. El Paso County Clerk and Recorder Wayne Williams said...

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